Posts Tagged ‘nitrogen’

Cobs & Spikes podcast: Nitrogen science explainer

November 27, 2018

Nitrogen is essential to life, and almost 80% of the atmosphere is made up of this element. But mostly living organisms can’t access it in this form. On this episode, we’re going to explore the natura …


Let’s make hunger history: Samjhana Khanal

November 22, 2018

Samjhana Khanal surveys heat-tolerant maize varieties in Ludhiana, India, during a field day at the 13th Asian Maize Conference. (Photo: Manjit Singh/Punjab Agricultural University) KATHMANDU, Nepal — …


Q+A with Iván Ortíz-Monasterio on nitrogen application and consequences

May 7, 2018

In this interview, Iván Ortíz-Monasterio, expert on sustainable intensification and wheat crop management, discusses the overuse of nitrogen fertilizer and related consequences, his experience with fa …


Precision Nutrient Management: The Future of Nitrogen Use Efficiency

April 20, 2018

This March, the Borlaug Institute of South Asia (BISA) held an international workshop on enhancing Nitrogen use efficiency in wheat using the combined approach of breeding and precision agronomy in La …


Crop sensors sharpen nitrogen management for wheat in Pakistan

January 27, 2017

Pakistani and CIMMYT scientists are working with wheat farmers to test and promote precision agriculture technology.


Green manure crop cover reduces need for mineral fertilizer in Africa

October 5, 2015

Green manures are an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative to fertilizer for many farmers in southern Africa.


Improved maize to boost yields in nitrogen-starved African soils

December 11, 2014

Sub-Saharan African farmers typically apply less than 20 kilograms of fertilizer per hectare of cropland — far less than their peers in any other region of the world. In 2014, partners in the Improved …


Nitrogen-use-efficient maize ready for release in Africa

August 1, 2013

Big news for public and private maize breeders and seed providers in Africa: you can now test your lines and hybrids under controlled stress conditions that allow you to tell how they’ll perform when …


Farmers in Kenya’s Embu County try nitrogen use efficient maize varieties

June 10, 2013

Mercy Wawira, farmer who participated in the IMAS on-farm trial in Kenya’s Embu County High fertilizer prices are among the major constraints facing maize farmers in Eastern and Southern Africa. “We a …


List of LNT (low nitrogen tolerant) inbred donor lines

February 13, 2012

Inbred Line Pedigree CIMMYT HG Colour Endosperm DTPWC9-F67-2-2-1-B A White Normal DTPWC9-F18-1-3-1-1-B A White Normal CZL068 B White Normal LaPostaSeqC7-F103-2-2-2-1-B A White Normal CML341 AB White N …


Farmers discuss nitrogen sensor technology

June 24, 2006

About 75 people, including farmers, technical advisers, representatives of farmers Unions, academics, government officials, (SAGARPA State vice-representative, and Chair of the Phytosanitary Authority …